Please see below for information regarding our latest works, these will be updated every two weeks.
The works are progressing rapidly with the aid of the current dry snap and we will be adjusting the layout of the Uckfield bypass very soon. We are on target for completion by the end of April!
Some the vital surfacing works were carried out with minimal impact on the A22 traffic and finished well within the permitted timeframe provided by ESCC.
The new layby is now complete, the planting of shrubs will commence this week.
The weather has made working conditions difficult and the night working has been put on hold, but we will recommence with road closures to the A22 as of Sunday the 22nd for four nights only. The new layby will then be worked on during the day until it is ready for surfacing. Lets hope it stays dry!
Weekday night time closures are continuing on the A22 to aid construction of the new layby, drainage installation in the main site is making steady progress despite the wet weather.
The narrow lanes have been installed on the A22 and as from Monday the 21st there will be full closures Monday to Friday from 8pm to 5am so the new layby can be constructed. Daytime works will also continue with the mainline drainage also starting. All in all good progress is being made so lets hope this dry weather keeps up.
With the earthworks on the main site nearing completion, we have now started the first phase of works on the A22. The layby is being removed during off peak hours – 9:30 till 15:30 each day and will be controlled by two way traffic light for the next two weeks. This will enable the traffic to flow whilst we install the majority of the kerbs and drainage on the proposed carriageway.
The layout of the new road is starting to take shape and most of the material has been shifted from the main site to the landscaping areas. The slope drainage has now started and the fill adjacent to the A22 is well underway
The earthworks element of the contract have progresses well in July and we are fast approaching the next phase of works to remove the northbound layby on the A22. In order to undertake these works, the speed limit will be reduce to 30mph and off peak traffic signals will be installed on the 17th August 2020 for approx 3 weeks.
We are currently working on the following:
- Topsoil strip site wide
- Commence with the embankment cutting to a 1 in 8 profile
- Commence construction of stockpile no 1
Looking a head we will be working on:
- Embankment drainage
Earthworks will continue for the month of July. We will be cutting material to form the slopes and moving the surplus material to designated stock pile areas.